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Instagram adds advertising to Stories
Jan11

Instagram adds advertising to Stories

Instagram Stories is such a huge success, and not even Facebook saw this coming. To build on this achievement, the Facebook-owned company is rolling out ads mixed into video, reports Reuters. 150 million people [that includes me too] use Instagram Stories every day, and this opens up a new window of opportunity for the company to improve on its revenue base. That figure is massive considering the fact that it only took the app a very...

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Snapchat sued by ex-employee for showing investors false user stats
Jan07

Snapchat sued by ex-employee for showing investors false user stats

Snapchat’s ex-employee has filed a law suit against the company for misrepresenting its financial state. Anthony Pompliano who worked in the business operations department of the company for three weeks before being fired in September 2015, alleged that Snapchat misrepresented its financial state while recruiting him. According to Los Angeles Times, the former employee also alleged that the company forced him to reveal secrets about...

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Instagram adds Live Photos to Boomerangs and Live Photos support to iOS
Jan06

Instagram adds Live Photos to Boomerangs and Live Photos support to iOS

Instagram has added Live Photos Stories—and that of course, means you can now post GIFs to Stories even if they were not shot with Boomerangs. With this, Apple Live Photos can now be converted into Boomerangs. Instagram’s co-founder, Mike Krieger announced the new feature along with ability for new iPhone users to share more vividly. Instagram on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now supports wide color capture and display. If you haven’t seen...

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Instagram adds Stickers and Hands-Free video in latest updates
Dec20

Instagram adds Stickers and Hands-Free video in latest updates

  2016 has been Instagram’s most active year in terms of cool updates. Without a doubt, the outgoing year is the company’s most successful since it was acquired by Facebook in 2012. In only four years, the picture sharing app has evolved into one of the most successfully platforms for everyone to do a lot of things. Today, you can stream live videos, tell your Stories, and do even more. Not done with exciting its users, Instagram...

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Instagram hits 600 million monthly active users and counting
Dec16

Instagram hits 600 million monthly active users and counting

Perhaps, it’s time to look back through the past few months and say “thank you Snapchat.” Instagram has reached a milestone; the Facebook image sharing app has just clocked 600 million monthly active users on its platform. That indeed is a great achievement, and it’s all thanks to Stories and a few other features “copied” from Snapchat. To think the company achieved this feat [added 100 million monthly active users] within six months...

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